H02-1447. Women’s Athletic Director. Papers, 1968-[ongoing]. 3.00 linear ft.


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Dr. Anne Irwin received degrees from the University of Michigan (B.S. in 1966) and Michigan State University (M.A. in 1970, Ph.D. in 1976). In high school, she was a nationally ranked archer and participated in national AAU basketball and ASA fast pitch softball tournaments. After graduation from the University of Michigan, she served as a teacher at Ridgeway Junior High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1966-1969. From 1969-1974, she served as a graduate assistant at Michigan State University, with coaching responsibilities in women’s gymnastics, field hockey, and softball. She then taught biomechanics and coached volleyball at Queens College in Flushing, New York, from 1974-1976. In 1976, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Athletic Director at Hope College and served as women’s basketball and softball coach.


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